13 days in Malawi Itinerary

13 days in Malawi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malawi travel route planner

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Blantyre
— 4 nights
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Mulanje
— 1 night
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Zomba
— 1 night
Drive
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Liwonde National Park
— 1 night
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Salima
— 1 night
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Likoma Island
— 1 night
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Lilongwe
— 3 nights
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Blantyre

— 4 nights
As Malawi's second-largest city, Blantyre represents the country's main commercial and industrial hub and boasts a dynamic array of food options.
You've now added Al Pacino's Bar to your itinerary. Take a break from Blantyre with a short trip to Majete Wildlife Reserve in Chikwawa, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of La Caverna Art Gallery, get your bearings at The Society of Malawi Library, buy something for everyone on your list at Chichiri Shopping Centre, and don't miss a visit to Malawi Stock Exchange.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Blantyre trip planner.

Zomba to Blantyre is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. October in Blantyre sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Mulanje.

Things to do in Blantyre

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trip

Mulanje

— 1 night
Mulanje is a town in the Southern Region, Malawi close to the border of Mozambique. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mulanje.

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Getting from Blantyre to Mulanje by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mulanje can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zomba.

Things to do in Mulanje

Parks · Nature
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Zomba

— 1 night
Zomba is a city in southern Malawi, in the Shire Highlands. On the 7th (Thu), head outdoors with Zomba Plateau and then appreciate the history behind King African Rifles Monument.

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Traveling by car from Mulanje to Zomba takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Liwonde National Park.

Things to do in Zomba

Outdoors
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Liwonde National Park

— 1 night
On the 8th (Fri), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Shire Eco Safari Camp.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Liwonde National Park online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Zomba to Liwonde National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Zomba in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Liwonde National Park: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salima.

Things to do in Liwonde National Park

Wildlife · Outdoors
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Salima

— 1 night
Salima may refer to:People Salima Aga Khan (born 1940), ex-wife of Prince Karim Aga Khan Salima Ghezali (born 1958), an Algerian journalist and writer Salima Hamouche (born 1984), an Algerian volleyball player Salima Hashmi, a Pakistani artist and writer Salima Ikram (born 1965), a Pakistani archaeologist Salima Machamba (1874–1964), a sultan of Mohéli Salima Murad (c. On the 9th (Sat), stroll through Kuti Wildlife Reserve.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Salima trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Liwonde National Park to Salima takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Salima can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Likoma Island.

Things to do in Salima

Wildlife · Parks
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Likoma Island

— 1 night
Located on the Mozambican side of Lake Malawi, Likoma Island holds plenty of allure with giant baobabs and sweeping views of the wild coast.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Likoma Island journey tool.

You can fly from Salima to Likoma Island in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for Lilongwe.

Things to do in Likoma Island

Historic Sites
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Lilongwe

— 3 nights
The capital city of Malawi and its largest, Lilongwe serves as an important center of economy and transportation for the area.
Step out of Lilongwe to go to Dedza and see Chongoni Rock-Art Area, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, ponder the world of politics at Parliament Building, make a trip to Tindoz d'Afrique, and buy something for everyone on your list at Old Town Mall.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Lilongwe trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Likoma Island to Lilongwe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lilongwe

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Malawi travel guide

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Mountains · Nature & Parks · Churches
Warm Heart of Africa
To find out how Malawi earned its nickname the "Warm Heart of Africa," just head to one of the country's little villages and ask for a place to stay. The reintroduction of lions in 2012 gave a much-needed boost to Malawi tourism sector, with safaris across the diverse natural landscape increasingly more popular and varied. The Great Rift topography gives the country some of its main scenic features, including one of the continent's largest lakes, a focus of many adventurous Malawi holidays.